Peter Metcalfe, a former regional business strategist for the
Labour Party, is to join public affairs consultancy Lexington
Metcalfe starts work at Lexington on Monday as a senior consultant. He
will report to agency partners Mike Craven and Ian Kennedy, who founded
Lexington last autumn. Metcalfe becomes the agency’s seventh
Craven and Kennedy have not decided which clients Metcalfe will work on.
Companies on Lexington’s books include British Airways and the
Metcalfe joins Lexington from pro-Euro pressure group Britain in Europe,
where he is business relations manager. He first handled business
relations for the European Movement, which was amalgamated into
newly-formed umbrella group Britain in Europe earlier this year.
He was previously public affairs manager for nuclear energy giant BNFL
for over a year and a researcher for MP John Battle - now energy
minister - until the general election in May 1997.
During his two-year stint working for Battle, Metcalfe was seconded to
Millbank for six months, advising the Labour party on its relations with
regional business in the run-up to the general election.